Man pushes birthday-gift BMW into a river

Indian 22-year-old asked for Jaguar instead

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A young man in India apparently pushed into a river a BMW he received as a birthday gift.

The incident happened when the apparently unhappy birthday boy realized he hadn’t got the Jaguar he asked for, according to BBC News. The car was driven to the edge of the bank, and then pushed the rest of the way.

The 22-year-old man was identified only as Akash; according to police, he has a mental deficiency and is undergoing treatment.

“When the youth was plunging the high-end BMW car into the river, he also made a video and put it on social media,” the police said.

“Akash was unhappy with his father for not buying him (a) Jaguar,” police said in a statement. “He deliberately pushed (the) luxury vehicle BMW into the river.”

“We thought there may be somebody in the car but when those engaged in the rescue operation reached the vehicle they found none inside,” said one unidentified villager.

According to India Today, the man was later seen trying to get the car out of the water with the help of some people, but it was stuck on a patch of grass.

BMW cars cost around 3.5 million rupees ($65,000) locally in India, while Jaguars cost about 4 million to 5 million rupees ($92,000). No charges appear to have been filed against the young man.

While our own Clayton Seams wasn’t overly impressed with the new 2020 M340i, we don’t think he would have tossed it in a lake either:

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